Coronavirus

These robots are helping fight COVID-19 on the frontline

In a world overwhelmed by the devastating coronavirus, robots are providing some relief to hospitals, restaurants, and beyond.

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Understandably, people remain skeptical of robots and their place in our world. But as COVID-19 has fundamentally altered life as we know it, some robots have provided much-needed relief in hospitals delivering, restocking, and disinfecting items.

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See Spot Run

Boston Dynamics' Spot is already helping workers at Brigham and Women's Hospital for COVID-19 procedures. Because Spot does not require PPE, the hospital staff needn't worry about additional costs (especially considering the shortage of such equipment). The hound-like robot is also proving to be helpful for telemedicine and remote communication with patients.

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